Directly Attached To Panel By Elongated Fastener In Tension (e.g., Rivet, Bolt Or Screw) Patents (Class 439/573)
  • Patent number: 10777940
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes: a contact module including an insulative housing and an upper and lower rows of contacts; a shielding shell enclosing the contact module; an insulative outer cover enclosing the shielding shell; and a pair of brackets secured to the insulative outer cover, each bracket including a mounting portion having a bottom surface and a hole, wherein the mounting portion further has three downward protrusions leveled lower than the bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: FUYU ELECTRONICAL TECHNOLOGY (HUAIAN) CO., FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventor: Jun Zhao
  • Patent number: 10643807
    Abstract: A safety switch for the control of access for machines and industrial plants comprises a casing adapted to be fastened to a fixed part of the access to be controlled and housing thereinside switching means) for controlling one or more control and/or service circuits of the machine or plant, driving means adapted to interact with the switching means upon the opening/closing of the access for opening/closing one or more circuits, anchoring means of the casing to the fixed part of the access, the anchoring means being integrated in the casing and adapted to allow the selective fixing to the fixed part of the access according to at least two mutually angled orientations, one or more auxiliary modules adapted to be selectively mounted to the longitudinal upper end of the casing, fixing means for fixing the one or more auxiliary modules to the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: PIZZATO ELETTRICA S.R.L.
    Inventor: Marco Pizzato
  • Patent number: 10461411
    Abstract: An electronic device may include thin antennas disposed proximate a rear or front surface. An antenna structure may be disposed at a portion of a first surface or a second surface of a non-metal structure within the device, and is electrically connected to the metal structure. The antenna structure may comprise: a first bonding layer attached to a portion of the first surface or the second surface, where an opening is formed in the first bonding layer at a location of the metal structure; a antenna element pattern arranged on the first bonding layer and electrically connected to the metal structure through the opening; a second bonding layer arranged on the antenna element pattern; and an insulation layer arranged on the second bonding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seungbum Choi, Juneseok Park, Sunghyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10172251
    Abstract: A fastening structure including a base pillar, a pair of elastic arms, and a top pillar is provided. The base pillar is assembled to an object, the elastic arms are connected between the top and the base pillars, and a gap is provided between the elastic arms. The top pillar is adapted to stretch or compress the elastic arms when an external force is exerted to reduce or expand the gap. The top pillar and the elastic arms pass through a through hole of a connector when the elastic arms are stretched to reduce the gap to make the connector contact the base pillar. After the force is removed, the gap between the elastic arms is restored to fasten the fastening structure between the elastic arms and the base pillar in a floating state. An electronic assembly and an operating method of the fastening structure are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Tung-Ping Lee, Yu-Ling Kuo
  • Patent number: 9653826
    Abstract: An interface mounting device includes a circuit board with a connector and a bracket configured to receive an interface device and including a hook. The circuit board defines an installation opening and a cutout extending from an edge of the installation opening. The bracket is received in the installation opening. The hook is engaged with the circuit board through the cutout. The bracket defines a guiding slot aligned with the connector. The guiding slot is configured for a coupling portion of the interface device to pass through and coupling to the connector. A printed circuit board assembly with the interface mounting device is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignees: HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (WuHan) CO., LTD., HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yong-Nian Chen, Li-Fu Xu, Chun-Wei Yang
  • Patent number: 9640899
    Abstract: A receptacle assembly is disclosed having a plurality of contact pins, a contact aligning block, a block receiving body, a housing, and a retaining plate. The contact aligning block is formed to retain the contact pins, and into which a portion of the contact pins is inserted. The block receiving body is overmolded to cover the contact aligning block. The block receiving body is positioned in the housing. The retaining plate is positioned against the block receiving body, applying a force against the block receiving body, and compressively holding and retaining the block receiving body in the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMG Korea Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Hoon Kim, Hye-Jun Lee, Yong-Jun Cho
  • Patent number: 9455532
    Abstract: A connector includes one or more contacts, an insulator that holds the one or more contacts, an outer shell that is made of metal and covers around the insulator except a front face part and a back face part of the insulator in a fitting direction of the connector with a counter connector, and a back shell that is made of metal, covers the back face part of the insulator and has held portions to be held by the insulator, the insulator having back shell holders that hold corresponding held portions of the back shell, thereby holding the back shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kouhei Ueda, Yohei Yokoyama, Masaaki Takaku, Tatsuya Shioda
  • Patent number: 8939793
    Abstract: An apparatus having a connector housing having an interior socket to receive a connector plug. The connector housing including a mounting hole through the interior socket, the mounting hole comprising a top opening in a first side of the interior socket and a bottom opening in a second side of the interior socket, the first side opposite the second side. A central axis of the mounting hole is oriented perpendicular to a central axis of the interior socket and the central axis of the mounting hole intersects the central axis of the interior socket, the mounting hole to allow a mounting element to pass through the interior socket along the central axis of the mounting hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Valentin Shaun de la Fuente
  • Patent number: 8858256
    Abstract: In an inner peripheral surface of metal collar fixed to a flange part of a power receiving side connector, a female screw is formed. When the flange part is attached to a connector attaching part from the outer surface side of a vehicle body, the flange part is fastened to the connector attaching part by a first male screw member inserted into the metal collar and a nut screwed to the first male screw member. When the flange part is attached to the connector attaching part from the inner surface side of the vehicle body, the flange part is fastened to the connector attaching part by a second male screw member screwed to the metal collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeo Mori
  • Publication number: 20140220818
    Abstract: An adaptor that fits over an electrical receptacle. The adaptor may include a plate member. The plate member may include slots running through that align with electrical sockets on an electrical receptacle. The adaptor may be attached to the electrical receptacle via screws. The plate member may further include a threaded hub. Therefore, a plug-in transformer may plug into an electrical receptacle through the adaptor and may be screwed into the adapter for further securement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventor: Rene Gomez
  • Publication number: 20140213104
    Abstract: A new and useful electrical connector is provided, that is designed to protect existing electrical outlets from trauma and destruction, by preventing them from being dislodged by movement of a patient support such as a hospital bed, or scraped off of the wall by passing (moving) machinery, hospital beds, equipment and vehicles during the normal use of the bed, the machinery, or equipment. in this application reference to an electrical plug component encompasses traditional 2 or 3 prong plugs that pima into grounded or ungrounded wall outlet sockets, as well as phone or laptop jacks that would plug into wall outlet sockets configured for such jacks. In addition, a new and useful coupling structure, for electrical couplings that need to be spaced from a wall socket, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Melvin G. Hector, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140127939
    Abstract: A device connector to be mounted and fixed to a case of a device includes a case-side connector to be fixed to the case by fitting a tool such as an impact wrench to a bolt head provided on a fixing bolt and tightening the fixing bolt into the case, a mating connector to be connected to the case-side connector and fixed to the case by tightening a connecting bolt into the case with the mating connector mounted on the case-side connector, and an access prohibiting portion provided on the mating connector and configured to prohibit the tool from being fitted to the bolt head by being arranged in proximity to the bolt head of the fixing bolt when the mating connector is mounted on the case-side connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ishibashi, Yasushi Okayasu
  • Publication number: 20140080355
    Abstract: Disclosed is a shield connector structure preventing improper connection of a shield electric wire. The shield connector includes a housing fixed to an outer face of a metal case and a shield member connecting a shield part of the shield electric wire and the metal case, on one of the outer face of the metal case and an opposite face of the housing is formed a pin (projection) projecting toward the other, on the other are formed a positioning hole receiving the pin and a recess, the recess includes a slant face slanted in a peripheral direction about a center axis of an insertion hole, and abutting of the pin of the improper combination onto the slant face rotates a bolt hole of the metal case and a through hole of the housing about the center axis, making it impossible for a bolt to thread into.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Feng Wang, Yuki Hiruta
  • Patent number: 8662920
    Abstract: A male connector (10) is mounted to a case (C) of a device and includes a bolt (B) with a tightening portion (B1) to be engaged by a tool for screwing the bolt into a bolt hole (C2). A shield (20) includes an insertion hole (22) for receiving the bolt (B) and a bolt cap (40) covers the tightening portion (B1). A seat (21) is provided adjacent the insertion hole (22) and is sandwiched by an edge of the bolt hole (C2) and the tightening portion (B1) in the axial direction. A flange (B12) projects out from the tightening portion (B1). A mounting recess (D) is formed between the flange (B12) and the seat (21). A mounting portion (42) is mounted in the mounting recess (D) and engages the bolt cap (40) to hold the bolt cap (40) on the tightening portion (B1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ishibashi, Akihito Maegawa, Satoshi Tsuruta, Yasushi Okayasu
  • Publication number: 20130316573
    Abstract: A connector (10) to be mounted on end portions of wires (16) includes first terminals (19) connected to the end portions of the wires (16), second terminals (23) electrically connected to the first terminals (19) via flexible conductive members (29) and connected to terminals of a mating connector (CN), and a housing (33) for accommodating the first terminals (19) and the second terminals (23).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicants: Autonetworks Technologies, LTD., Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masafumi Uno, Yoshitomo Tsujii, Katsuhiko Aizawa, Kensaku Takata, Hiroyuki Matsuoka, Tomokazu Kashiwada, Kiyotaka Itsuki
  • Patent number: 8535091
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus for a connector includes a fixing plate and a fastener. The connector includes a main body, a block protruding from the main body, a connecting portion protruding from the block, and two protrusions respectively extending from opposite sides of the block. The fixing plate defines an opening, two notches communicating with the opening, and a positioning hole. The fastener is mounted to the main body of the connector and includes a slidable shaft. When the connecting portion and the block are extended through the opening, the protrusions are respectively extended through the notches, and the main body engages with a rear surface of the fixing plate. The connector is capable of sliding along the opening, to allow the protrusions to engage with a front surface of the fixing plate, and to allow the shaft to engage in the positioning hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Assignees: Hong Fu Jin Precision Industry (ShenZhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li-Ren Fu, Jun-Hui Wang, Ai-Ling He
  • Publication number: 20130084737
    Abstract: An electrical connector includes an electrical connecting base, a press cover, a fastening member and at least one thrust member. The press cover covers on the electrical connecting base, and substantially horizontally placed. A fastening portion and a pivoting portion are respectively formed on two opposite ends of the press cover. The press cover is opened or closed relative to the electrical connecting base around the pivoting portion. The fastening member correspondingly presses against the fastening portion of the press cover when the press cover is horizontally placed. The at least one thrust member urges against the press cover upwards. When the fastening member is released from pressing against the fastening portion, the press cover is urged to pop up, so that an operating space is formed below the press cover, which is sufficient for an operator to open the press cover manually.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 4, 2013
    Applicant: LOTES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chao Wen Cai, Yong Quan Wu
  • Publication number: 20130052862
    Abstract: A fixing apparatus for a connector includes a fixing plate and a fastener. The connector includes a main body, a block protruding from the main body, a connecting portion protruding from the block, and two protrusions respectively extending from opposite sides of the block. The fixing plate defines an opening, two notches communicating with the opening, and a positioning hole. The fastener is mounted to the main body of the connector and includes a slidable shaft. When the connecting portion and the block are extended through the opening, the protrusions are respectively extended through the notches, and the main body engages with a rear surface of the fixing plate. The connector is capable of sliding along the opening, to allow the protrusions to engage with a front surface of the fixing plate, and to allow the shaft to engage in the positioning hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 12, 2011
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicants: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD., HONG FU JIN PRECISION INDUSTRY (ShenZhen) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: LI-REN FU, JUN-HUI WANG, AI-LING HE
  • Publication number: 20120322302
    Abstract: In an inner peripheral surface of metal collar fixed to a flange part of a power receiving side connector, a female screw is formed. When the flange part is attached to a connector attaching part from the outer surface side of a vehicle body, the flange part is fastened to the connector attaching part by a first male screw member inserted into the metal collar and a nut screwed to the first male screw member. When the flange part is attached to the connector attaching part from the inner surface side of the vehicle body, the flange part is fastened to the connector attaching part by a second male screw member screwed to the metal collar.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 24, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shigeo MORI
  • Patent number: 8241059
    Abstract: A connector and printed circuit board assembly includes a printed circuit board, a connector fixed on the printed circuit board, and a fixing board fixed on the connector, the fixing board defining a through hole, a connecting member fixed on the printed circuit board adjacent to the connector, a threaded retainer, and a threaded post securely connected with the connecting member. The threaded post passes through the through hole and seats the threaded retainer to lock the connector onto the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei-Chao Huang, Chih-Ming Huang
  • Patent number: 8231405
    Abstract: A connector assembly includes a resilient mounting panel and a connector. The resilient mounting panel includes a panel body and a mounting protrusion. The connector includes a connector body and a mounting portion extending from the connector body. The connector body is configured to connect to an electronic device, and the mounting portion is configured to be secured to the mounting protrusion and to space the connector from the panel body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2012
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chung-Cheng Hsieh, Chien-Fa Huang, Li-Ping Chen
  • Publication number: 20120156928
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies described herein provide for securing a connector shell to a circuit board using a separate connector hat with elongated mounting posts. According to one aspect of the disclosure provided herein, a connector hat includes a one-piece body with a top surface and a pair of mounting posts. The mounting posts extend downwards from opposing side edges of the top surface. The posts are of sufficient length to extend beyond a bottom surface of a connector shell to which the connector hat is configured to attach, and through a bottom surface of an associated circuit board. The two-piece connector assembly design utilizing the connector hat with mounting posts allows the mounting posts to be manufactured at any desirable length to facilitate installation of the connector assembly to a circuit board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Inventor: Gregory Loyd Mullins
  • Patent number: 8172606
    Abstract: An attachment device (1) for a connector, includes at least two clamps (2a, 2b, 3) that can attach the attachment device (1) in a removable manner to a panel (30), and a base (4) that delimits a housing (6) that can accommodate a connector (31) or a connector support (31), the attachment device (1) includes a bolt (5), whereby one of the clamps (3) is arranged on the bolt (5) and another of the clamps (2a or 2b) on the base (4), whereby the bolt (5) is able to pivot relative to the base (4) so as to bolt, via the clamp (3) of the bolt (5), the attachment device (1) to the panel (30), whereby the bolt (5) in addition is adjacent to the housing (6) such that when the connector (31) or the connector support (31) is in the housing (6), it prevents the bolt (5) from pivoting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Connecteurs Electriques Deutsch
    Inventors: Frederic Duval, Laurent Houry, Alexis Synodinos
  • Patent number: 8007313
    Abstract: An attaching structure of a connector for attaching a connector to an attached portion, includes: a holding unit which holds the connector at an attaching position by sliding the connector in a direction of intersecting with a superimposing direction of the connector and the attached portion to superimpose the connector on the attached portion; and a pair of holes provided at the connector and the attached portion for passing a screw member by being communicated with each other when the connector is disposed at the attaching position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignees: Yazaki Corporation, Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masahiro Deno, Yasukazu Chikamatsu, Bunji Nomura, Tsuyoshi Hayashi, Hajime Oyanagi
  • Patent number: 7959469
    Abstract: A connector device (10) has a connector (20) to be mounted on a metal case (11) that accommodates a device therein and is covered by a first shield shell (50) and a second shield shell (60). Connecting portions for connecting the first and second shield shells (50, 60) are provided at least at three positions and these connecting portions are arranged at positions displaced in a connecting direction of the connector (20) and a mating connector (40) and a direction orthogonal to the connecting direction. The connecting positions of the first and second shield shells (50, 60) are well-balanced to provide a good a shielding performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masayuki Kawamura, Hiroyuki Matsuoka
  • Patent number: 7934951
    Abstract: Various socket configurations having coaxial alignment and attachments are disclosed. The various socket configurations can use two-mount and three-mount configurations to facilitate adaptability to high density routing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: QUALCOMM, Incorporated
    Inventors: James L Blair, Robert L Welcomer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 7833025
    Abstract: A sealed, solderless I/O connector for allowing the connection of cables or desk accessories to a mobile communication device while providing a weather tight seal allowing the use of the mobile communication device outdoors. The sealed, solderless I/O connector provides for greater tolerance of mechanical stress due to vibration or dropping because the contact points between the connector and the printed circuit board accomplished with a ā€œUā€ shaped spring contact. The sealed, solderless I/O connector also provides a locking mechanism to prevent unintended detachment of the cable or desk accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2010
    Assignee: Symbol Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Edward Voli, Frank Gong
  • Patent number: 7819693
    Abstract: An LGA socket includes an insulative housing, a number of conductive terminals received retained in the housing, a stiffener surrounding the insulative housing, a load plate and a load lever pivotally assembled to the stiffener, and a locking mechanism. The locking mechanism includes a screw attached to the stiffener in a horizontal direction and a washer attached to the support plate in a vertical direction. The locking mechanism is attached to the stiffener before the LGA socket mounting to a printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Igor Polnyi
  • Patent number: 7762852
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, an electrical connector including a D-subminiature connector assembly that includes a base; a D-subminiature connector mounted to the base; and a header mounted to the base. The header has a plurality of internal contacts and an open rear end for receiving a receptacle that includes conductive contacts that are electrically connected to the internal contacts when the receptacle is fully inserted into and engaged with the header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: BTX Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter R. Daly, Christopher J. Poulin
  • Publication number: 20100144197
    Abstract: A mounting bracket for a trailer wiring connector is described. The mounting bracket may attach the electrical connector to a cross bar of a towing vehicle. The mounting bracket may include an upper housing and a lower housing. The upper housing may include a mounting aperture and a plurality of slots. The lower housing may include a threaded aperture and a plurality of tabs. The tabs may be capable of engagement with the slots to secure the upper housing to the lower housing. The lower housing may also include a clamping fastener, such as a set screw, that may be capable of engagement with a threaded aperture, wherein the set screw may be capable of clamping engagement with the electrical connector. The mounting bracket may also include a cover capable of engagement with the electrical connector.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Publication date: June 10, 2010
    Inventors: Gregory Rotenberg, Jerry Corless
  • Patent number: 7699650
    Abstract: An electrical device includes a conductive member and a voltage-resistant connector to be mounted to the metal enclosure. The conductive member such as a metal enclosure, includes a pair of clasping portions separated from each other. Each of the pair of clasping portions includes a pair of fixing arms. The voltage-resistant connector includes a main body to electrically connect a high-voltage output and a load of the electrical device, and an insulated member between the main body and the conductive member to increase a beeline distance between the voltage-resistant connector and the insulated member to avoid arcing therebetween. The insulated member defines a pair of holes corresponding to the clasping portions. The pair of fixing arms of each of the pair of clasping portion extends through a corresponding hole and clasps the insulated member to fix the voltage-resistant connector on the conductive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2010
    Assignee: Ampower Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yu-Hsiang Liao, Chih-Chan Ger
  • Patent number: 7658643
    Abstract: A connector fastening arrangement locks a connector housing to a printed circuit board, thereby to effect engagement between a resilient contact on the housing and a corresponding electrical element on the adjacent top surface of the printed circuit board. A rotary locking member carried by the connector housing extends within a locking bore contained in the adjacent surface of the printed circuit board, the locking member being rotatable between locked and unlocked positions relative to the connector housing. In a preferred embodiment, the locking bore is a through bore, and the locking member extends completely through the locking bore. When the locking member is rotated toward the locked position, an eccentric locking device carried by the extremity of the locking member extends in locking engagement beneath the bottom surface of the printed circuit board. In a second embodiment, the locking device comprises a bayonet fitting arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2010
    Assignee: Weidmuller Interface GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Dieter Tuerschmann, Michael Sturm, Dirk Hanke, Manfred Domrath
  • Patent number: 7654863
    Abstract: An electrical connector assembly (100) in accordance with a preferred embodiment of the present invention, comprises an electrical connector (200) for connecting an electronic package with a circuit substrate (60) and a connecting device (300) for fixing the electrical connector (200) to the circuit substrate (60). The electrical connector (200) includes a housing assembly (1) with a plurality of contacts (10) received therein. The connecting device (1) includes a first screw (70), a second screw (90) and a nut (80) connecting the first screw (70) and the second screw (90). The nut (80) connecting with the first screw (70) makes the first screw (70) securely located on the housing assembly (1) and prevents the first screw (70) losing in the transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chia-Wei Fan
  • Patent number: 7654864
    Abstract: When a predetermined rupture load is applied to a mounting bracket formed on an attachment part, a rupture develops in the mounting bracket, and the attachment part can be separated from a base part by this rupture. The mounting bracket, in which a slit extending in a direction intersecting a loading direction of a rupture load is formed, includes a rigid portion disposed at one side of the slit and a breakable portion disposed at the other side of the slit which is breakable because of the presence of the bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2010
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Masaaki Ishiguro, Fumiyoshi Ohashi, Norio Watanabe
  • Patent number: 7651345
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, an electronic apparatus includes a conductive layer provided on an outer surface of a housing, a conductive member provided inside the housing, and a connecting component attached to the housing. The housing is provided with a through hole which causes the inside of the housing to communicate with the outside. The connecting component has conductivity, and is provided with a major diameter section and a minor diameter section. The major diameter section is formed larger than the through hole, is opposed to the conductive layer from outside the housing, and is electrically connected to the conductive layer. The minor diameter section is formed smaller than the through hole, is inserted in the through hole to reach the inside of the housing, and is electrically connected to the conductive member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2010
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Kentaro Tomioka, Tomomi Murayama, Noriyasu Kawamura, Toshiyuki Hirota, Hironori Motoe
  • Patent number: 7622671
    Abstract: A junction block includes attaching brackets projected from the upper wall and lower wall of a block body. The block body is attached to a body panel through the attaching brackets. The attaching bracket to be pulled is provided with a recess 15b and/or a hole 15a for inducing rupture. When a wire harness derived from the block body is pulled in a vehicle width direction during recovery of the junction block, the block body is ruptured-separated from the attaching bracket at the recess 15b and/or hole 15c. In such a configuration, the block body can be rupture-separated only during recovery of a junction box body without being ruptured-separated owing to vibration/shock during vehicle running to improve recovery workability and recycling property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2009
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuya Yamamoto, Masatoshi Egawa
  • Patent number: 7614910
    Abstract: Described are electrical connectors for hi-power applications where multiple electrical wires are to be maintained apart and electrically insulated from one another. The connectors are to be used to mount the plurality of wires to a receptacle of a casing so as to establish a connection with electric circuit(s) provided inside the casing. Portions of the connector interact with the casing to provide a seal therebetween to prevent the water and dirt infiltration inside the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Inventors: David Croteau, Pierre-Samuel Bricteux, Danny Dupuis, Stephane Poulin
  • Patent number: 7607941
    Abstract: This connector-mounting configuration comprises: a latching claw that is provided at a connector and latches to a substrate, whereby the substrate is equipped with the connector; a protruding portion that is provided so as to protrude from the latching claw and latches to the substrate, whereby the latching claw latches to the substrate; and a flexing portion that is formed from a first plate member that is a plate-like component and that is disposed at a position closer to the base end side of the latching claw than the protruding portion thereof. The flexing portion is disposed so that the plate thickness direction of the first plate member coincides with the protruding direction of the protruding portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Tokai-Rika-Denki-Seisakusho
    Inventors: Shinji Takahashi, Yoshiaki Kato, Harehide Sasaki, Katsumasa Matsuoka, Hiroshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 7607930
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly (100) is assembled to a panel (300) defining a pair of insertion holes (32). The cable connector assembly includes a first housing (1), a number of first and second terminals (21, 22) assembled to the first housing, a cable (9), a second housing (7) assembled to the first housing, and a pair of fixing members. The first housing has a pair of mounting holes defined at opposite sides thereof. Each fixing member includes a screw (5) defining a screw recess (521) engageable with the insertion hole of the panel, and a screw cap (6) including a gasket (61) defining a through hole (611) engageable with the screw recess of the screw and a number of tabs (62) radially protruding from the gasket and resisting against the mounting hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 7601026
    Abstract: A card-through-connector fastener for reducing connector distortion is disclosed. One embodiment provides circuit card coupled with electronics associated with an actuator. A connector assembly is also coupled with the circuit card, the connector assembly for conveying data with respect to the circuit card. In addition, a fastener connectively couples the connector assembly with a portion of the housing, the fastener passing through the circuit card and providing fixed support between the connector assembly and the hard disk drive housing to reduce distortion transfer from the circuit card to the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2009
    Assignee: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Steven A. Hanssen, Jr-Yi Shen, James F. Sullivan, Hung H. Quach
  • Publication number: 20090239415
    Abstract: An attachment device (1) for a connector, includes at least two clamps (2a, 2b, 3) that can attach the attachment device (1) in a removable manner to a panel (30), and a base (4) that delimits a housing (6) that can accommodate a connector (31) or a connector support (31), the attachment device (1) includes a bolt (5), whereby one of the clamps (3) is arranged on the bolt (5) and another of the clamps (2a or 2b) on the base (4), whereby the bolt (5) is able to pivot relative to the base (4) so as to bolt, via the clamp (3) of the bolt (5), the attachment device (1) to the panel (30), whereby the bolt (5) in addition is adjacent to the housing (6) such that when the connector (31) or the connector support (31) is in the housing (6), it prevents the bolt (5) from pivoting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Applicant: CONNECTEURS ELECTRIQUES DEUTSCH
    Inventors: Frederic DUVAL, Laurent HOURY, Alexis SYNODINOS
  • Patent number: 7559796
    Abstract: A cable connector assembly (100) adapted for mounting to a panel (9) includes an insulated housing (1) having a base portion (11), a tongue portion (12) extending forwardly from the base portion and at least a mounting portion (13) integrated with the base portion; a plurality of contacts (2) assembled to the insulated housing, with mating portions thereof disposed on the tongue portion; at least a cable (5) electrically connecting to the contacts, at least a nut (6) permanently assembled to a mounting portion, and a bolt (7) combining with the nut (6) to fasten the cable connector assembly with the panel together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2009
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jerry Wu
  • Patent number: 7544092
    Abstract: An electrical connector comprises a housing (1), a cover (2) mounted on the housing (1), a plurality of terminals (3) received in the housing (1), a pair of screw members (5) mounted on two ends of the housing (1) for connecting the housing (1) to a printed circuit board. The housing (1) defines an upper surface (11) and a pair of recesses (12) on two ends thereof for receiving the screw members (5), each recess (12) at least defines one triangle rib (13) for engaging interferential with the screw members (5). The triangle rib (13) is clear from the upper surface (11) of the housing (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2009
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsu-Yang Wu
  • Patent number: 7479020
    Abstract: An electronic control module for electrical components of a vehicle. The electronic control module has an internal electrical ground. The module comprises a housing having an open end and a side wall extending from the open end. The side wall has a slot formed along the side wall. The module further comprises a printed circuit board disposed within the slot. The printed circuit board has a solder pattern disposed thereon, wherein at least a portion of the solder pattern is adjacent the open end and aligned with the slot. The module further comprises an end plate attached to the open end of the housing to enclose the printed circuit board therein. The end plate has an aperture being aligned with the slot of the housing. The module further comprises an attachment member disposed through the aperture in the slot. The attachment member is in contact with the portion of the solder pattern and with the side wall to provide an electrical ground for the printed circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2009
    Assignee: Visteon Global Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: David M. Whitton
  • Patent number: 7476126
    Abstract: A clip is attachable to a flange of a connector terminating an electrical cable, and is configured to mechanically couple one side of the flange to an edge of a connector-installation aperture of a chassis, such that a distal end of the connector may engage a receptacle within the chassis. When the connector, with the clip attached, is placed in the chassis' connector-installation aperture, a notch region of the clip engages the chassis at an edge of its connector-installation aperture, causing a bore on a second side of the flange to be coaxial with a bore in the chassis, so that a hardware fitting therethrough may secure the connector to the chassis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2009
    Assignee: Adtran, Inc.
    Inventor: Scott L. Carden
  • Patent number: 7462058
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a housing having an opening, a connector disposed at a position allowing the connector to face out from the opening and transferring signals to and from an external device. The electronic apparatus also includes a fixing component that secures the connector to the electronic apparatus. The fixing component has a pressure plate that is spread on and in contact with a surface of the connector where a projection is formed. The pressure plate has an escape section for accepting the projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2008
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Kaigo Tanaka, Ikki Tatsukami
  • Publication number: 20080290236
    Abstract: A fixing bracket for fixing a housing on a board includes: a placing portion configured to be placed on the board; an attaching portion configured to be attached to the housing; and a retaining portion which retains the placing portion to the board. The placing portion may include a receiving portion which accommodates the retaining portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 12, 2008
    Publication date: November 27, 2008
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Sakamoto, Keiko Ishida
  • Publication number: 20080232072
    Abstract: A cam-action expanding standoff connector and related method are disclosed for mounting a circuit board. The standoff connector includes a body and a plurality of mounting members having interior longitudinally-extending camming portions for engagement by a cam. A cam is configured to be positioned within the mounting members in a first position in which the mounting members are not expanded against the interior of a mounting opening and in a second position in which the cam engages the camming portions to expand the plurality of mounting members against the interior of the mounting opening. Since the camming action is horizontal only (purely radial), practically no vertical forces are applied to the circuit board and a best-fit alignment between a circuit board and heatsink can be established and maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Inventors: David L. Edwards, Ronald L. Hering, David C. Long, Jason S. Miller, Carl R. Peterson
  • Publication number: 20080214047
    Abstract: Junction bolt having a shank and a foot arranged at one end of the shank and intended for attachment of the junction bolt to a part, the shank includes an outer surface forming a surface of contact for attachment of a junction element. The outer surface of the shank is surrounded by a protective sleeve covering the surface of contact on the shank and movable into a position in which the surface of contact is freely accessible.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2008
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Applicant: Newfrey LLC
    Inventors: Jochen HAIN, Mahzuni Yagci, Ralf Pimper, Joachim Geist, Joachim Schneider
  • Publication number: 20080139043
    Abstract: A power connector includes an insulative housing defining at least one passage, at least a first contact to form anode of the power connector and a second contact to form cathode of the power connector received in the insulative housing and each contact having a contacting portion, and a biasing member received in the one passage of the insulative housing; wherein the biasing member includes a flat positioning portion, and a bent elastic arm respectively elastically bracing against the upper wall and the lower wall of said passage, and a tongue portion having a contacting portion and a grounding element to electrically connect outer electric element, and the contacting portion of the tongue portion is closer to the front surface of the power connector than the contacting portion of at least one of the first and second contacts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Publication date: June 12, 2008
    Inventors: Li-Bin Wang, Wei-Ya Cheng, Su-Feng Liu